THE 2EBULON RECORD
MEMBER NORTH CAROLINA PRESS ASSOCIATION
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The Democratic party in North Carolina
needs purging in more ways than one. There are
probably more good men in the Democratic
party than all others in our State. There ought
to be there are more of them!
We would like very much to see three things
done in this connection:
1. Our election laws so revised that every
citizen regardless of party may have equal and
impartial rights at the polls.
2. Congressional districts adjusted to geo
graphical lines regardless of party interests.
3. Officials, such as all court judges, ap
pointed on merit without respect to political
In the President’s balls held all over our
land, many of them were sponsored by the
leading people of the communities. And some
of these are leaders in the churches. Those who
attended and took part did not care a whoop for
• the cripples at Warm Springs, but their chief
and first consideration was their own social
Out in Texas five big movies will give a
midnight show next Sunday night. There will
be no charge, but the people are asked to give
an offering for the flood sufferers. They are
asked to come on this Sunday night thirty miles
to see the show and incidentally to make a gift.
In Louisville a big distillery is distilling
water for the refugees from the red flood. In
I another month perhaps this same distillery will
be making liquor to destroy the bodies and damn
the souls of these same people.
Human nature is a peculiar sort of animal.
“IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE”
North Carolina will not let its citizens sell
intoxicants or even advertise them. Hut through
its counties it sells liquor across the bar un
blushingly to its people. Not only that, but it
permits the big distilleries to advertise “Wally
Whiskey” and Old Bourbon in our magazines
and newspapers. These go into the homes of
our people where our children read about the
delicate flavors and delectable effects of these
drinks that are sold by the county next door to
the grocery store where the child is sent for
The State will not sell liquor, but without
protest or restriction it permits any who desire
to cover page after page with attractive pictures
and enticing words to induce men and women
No, the great state of North Carolina does
not advertise intoxicating drink, but sells it.
It will not let it be manufactured within its bor
ders, but thousands of gallons are shipped into
its borders every month. It permits outsiders
to spend thousands of dollars in advertising
liquor in our state, because it sells it and the
state profits most by such nefarious business.
It pays North Carolina to advertise whiskey!
M. I. T. REVERSES RULE
Boston, Mass.—For 70 years,
graduates of the Masaehusetts In
stitute of Technology had to com
plete a two-year course of military
training to qualify for a degree.
Congregational churches have long
protested the requirement in be
half of conscientious objectors of
their faith, and made a test of the
ease of Kenneth Arnold, who de
clined to take the course and was
graduated without his degree.
“Tech” has now abrogated the Tule
and beginning next September will
exempt objectors “on sincere re
ligious or moral grounds.” A mold
was also made eligible for his de
THE Cl .1 ( iPS CHARITY CHANCE
“I was sick . . 1 was hungry . . I was naked .
In as much as \e have done it unto the least of
these, ye have done it unto me”.
With nearly a million #f men, wom*n and
children actually suffering for food and shelter
and many of them already sick, the words of the
Savior come with a new emphasis to all people
and especially Christian people. For four years
the government has been caring for those in dis
tress through relief agencies. The church has
been marking time in its charity till many have
felt there was not even the necssity for the
usual offering on communion day for the poor.
We have believed all the while that the church
should have been doing much of this work and
should not leave it to the State.
Perhaps God has sent the greatest flood
in our country’s history on our land to test
the love and generosity of His people. If ever we
have had the need of ministering to the sick,
hungry and naked it is now. Money is needed
millions of dollars. And clothes, too. The need
will be for months yet.
We hope every citizen of this community
will respond to this call of God through human
need. If you have clothes of any sort, send them
to Mrs. J. E. Gill. If you have money to give, any
minister in Zebulon or the mayor, will be glad
to receive it and forward it to the Red Cross.
When the sun shines bright again for our
land: and we look back to this day, shall we re
joice in the knowledge that we “lent a helping
hand to Him in feeding and clothing the hungry
STRIVING FOR BIG THINGS
“Little drops of water, little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant
Now that may be nature’s way, but men seldom
imitate nature successfully. Mature men may be
drilled into a mighty army of hundreds of thous
ands, but they are first in squads of a half dozen
or less. Moulding character and developing the
mind in children requires the personal touch
like that of the potter on the clay.
A few years ago orphanages housed hun
dreds of children in a single building, but today
they are conducted on the cottage plan, each with
its own matron and housekeeper. The smaller
the group and the more personal the supervision,
the better it was found to be for the child.
Not many years ago little one-teacher school
houses were in every community. They were of
wood, had fire places or cast heaters. The seats
were boards and sometimes even split logs.
Ihe black board was a plank blackened with
paint. The teacher was fortunate to have a
desk. The best teachers held what today would
be lower than high school certificates.
How different are all today! Fine brick
buildings with a score of rooms, large assembly
room, library, steam heated, comfortable desks
and chairs, blackboards and everything else
needed for efficient instruction. And the chil
dren are hauled to school every day.
But—with all this wonderful and complete
equipment of our present educational system,
we believe the old system of the one-teacher
school lasting three or four months in the fall
was superior to our modern educational program
when one compares every factor involved the
teacher, the money, the length of the school
term and the expense involved. Our educational
system is top-heavy, it makes education too
easy. It has lost the teacher-parent contact and
often even the community contact. It is wean
ing many a child away from its home, church
and rural life.
Washington, 1). C.—The Depart
ment of Lanor announced that
building permits during 1936 in
cities with 10,000 population and
over amounted to $1,328,714,000 an,
increase of 61 per cent over 1935.
Residential building increased 114
Young t.irt Killed In Accident
Miss Winifred Matthews of
Campbell ( ollege on last Monday
with thre- friends borrowed a car
in which her brother had driven to
! the school ar.J l ie four left for a
ride. In some way the car turned
over and Mk Matthews was killed
the other tie oe being injured. The
dead girl was from Godwin.
Killed In Bus Accident
On last Monday 111 persons were
killed when a large motor bus on
the Tamiami Trail in Florida left
the road and fell into more than 12
I feet of water, in a canal. They were
! on a sight-seeing tour. It is said
that a wheel on the bus broke. All
the dead were trapped inside under
water. Twelve of the passengers
January Surf Bathing
Not only Florida can boast of
! surf bathing in January. Along the
toast of North Carolina and South
Carolina, certainly as far north as
Beaufort, bathers have enjoyed the
S ocean waves during the past week.
Their pleasure may have been
heightened by the novelty of the
Floods and Fire
Floods in Ohio, Kentucky, West
Virginia. Tennessee, Indiana, Illi
nois, Aikansas and Mississippi
have wrought untold damage am l
have brought death to an unknown
total. Minor floods in North Caro
lina, Louisiana and Maryland have
don damage. To date almost a
; million persons have been driven
i from home by the rising waters
and disease brought on by exposure
i and lack of sanitation is. adding to
I the misery of the situation. A fire
in Cincinnati last Sunday cost the
city more than a million dollars.
The area burned was along the
Ohio River front.
The Red Cross has gone to relief
of the sufferers. Local organiza
tions have been asked for contribu
tions and larger towns near by are
; already sending donations. The
disaster is the worst for years
All schools in Wake County were
; to be open on Monday morning of
this week, several having been
| closed for some days because of
impassable roads. Repairs to both
i roads and school buses and a slight
■ lessening in the rainfall allowed
County Supt. Lockhart to order
that work lie resumed in classes.
Wakelon was fortunately one of
the schools not affected by the
THE WEEK IN BUSINESS
Armour and Company voted a
dividend of 15 cents per share to
40,000 holders of common stock, the
j first disbursement on common
shares in eleven years. The West
j Coast shipping strike has increas
! ed lumber prices throughout the
East and forced a total of a billion
and a half feet in unfilled orders
in the mills. By purchasing a 40
per cent interest in the Virginian
Railroad, privately built and long
! personally owned by the late H. H.
I Rogers, Andrew' W. Mellon enters
the railroad field as a possible con
tender for the big coal haulage so
long dominated by the Pennsylva
CONDITION OF TREASURY
(For Last Fiscal Week)
4 Expenditure $242,061,71.3
Balance tl ,765,147,321
Deficit, Fiscal year $1,678,572,000
| Public Debt - *34,506,450,869
Business Caros !
ZEBULON SUPPLY CO.
We Feed & Clothe The Family
And Furnish The Home *
J. M. CHEVROLET CO.
New and Used Cars
Factory Trained Mechanic#
J. A. KEMP AND SON
GROCERIES DRY GOODS
FUNERAL DIRECTORS r
Phone 2171 *
DK. J. F. COLTRANE „
Office Hrs 9-12:30 1:30-6
M. J. SEXTON
DR. CHAS E. FLOWERS
Physician and Surgeor
Office hrs. 8:30-10 a.in.—l-3 p.n)
Phone Off. 2881 Res.
Duck of F. & F. Kannans’
LITTLE KIVEP ICE n*.
QUALITY AND SERVICE „
At Dr. Barbee’s office, Zebulon N
C., every second Tuesday from 10
a. m. to 3 p. m. Next visit will be
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 9, 1937.
CAROLINA POWER AND*
Investigate the "No-Extru Coat"
Electricity Plan & the new*
FARM LOANS REAL ESTAiit
FIRE WIND LIFE
See ine if you need any kind of
I). I). CHAMBLEE, Zebulon
DR. L. M. MASSEY
DENTIST * 1
Phone 2921 —Hrs. 9 a.m. to 5 p in
Office in Zebulon Drug Bldg.
FARM HAND WANTED »
Good farm hand, colored, single
wanted at once to work on farm
by the month. #
Apply at Zebulon Record Office
for further particulars.
IRBY D. GILL
Attorney and Couselor at Law*
Zebulon, North Carolina
DR. J. O. NEWELL
Office next to People’* Bank
Trust Company Building *
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